Something to Brighten Your day

Last Friday’s project grew to be 6 books, one of which will be for encouragement cards. With that in mind I checked out my stash of handmade papers which had been previously made more beautiful with the addition on my favorite inks. You may remember that I create these papers in batches and stockpile them for future use.





Supplies:

Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press
Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
A sunny window
Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
Scraps of black card stock to die cut and for layering
Black card stock for the card bases
Scraps of thin white tissue paper to stamp on
Memorybox Fairy and branch dies
Stamps::
   Visible Image™ VIS-WDT-01 “Where dreams take you” and VIS-NEW-01 “New beginnings”
SpellbindersTM Plantinum™ die cutting and embossing machine
Westcott™ paper trimmer
Scor-Pal™
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive, double sided foam tape
ColorBox™ black pigment ink pad, Dyestress Blendadble Ink pads: Pansy, Fruit Punch
        and Scuba
Tiny clear flat backed crystal
Nonstick craft sheet

Instructions:

1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create
    white slurry and create numerous sheets of light/medium weight handmade paper.
2. Allow the sheets of paper to dry.
3. When the paper is dry cut or tear it into four pieces 4 x 5 ¼”. Set the rest of the paper aside.
     You will need two small pieces for layering.
4. Tap the three pads of Dyestress ink onto the nonstick craft sheet. Mist with water and lay the
     small sheets of handmade paper onto the inks. Rub or pat the paper to pick up the inks. When
     you are happy with the background, set the paper aside to dry.
5. Die cut the Fairies and branch from scraps of black cardstock.
6. Cut, score and fold the black card stock for create four 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
7. Attach the inked backgrounds onto the folded cards with ZipDry adhesive.
8. Stamp the verbiage “close your eyes” onto tissue paper. When the ink is dry, tear the tissue
    close to the verbiage and attach the tissue to the right middle of a card with ZipDry adhesive.
     Attach one small Fairy to the left side of this card with tiny pieces of double sided foam.
9. Stamp “Go where your dreams take you” onto tissue paper. When the ink is dry, tear the tissue
     close to the verbiage and attach it to the right side of one of the cards with ZipDry adhesive.
     Attach another small fairy to the left side with tiny pieces of double sided foam tape.
10. Stamp the eye and the verbiage onto tissue paper. When the ink is dry, tear close to the eye
       and verbiage. Attach the eye tissue to the top right of one of the cards. Attach the tiny clear
       flat backed crystal as a sparkle in the eye. Layer a small piece of background paper onto black
       cardstock. Attack the tissue onto the layerd piece with ZipDry adhesive. Attach the layered
       piece to the bottom left with double sided foam pieces.

11. Stamp some verbiage onto a small scrap and layer the stamped piece onto a scrap of black
       cardstock. Attach the stamped piece to the lower left of the card with double sided foam pieces.
12. Attach the die cut branch with ZipDry adhesive. Attach the large fairy with double sided 
       foam pieces.
11. Stamp some verbiage onto a small scrap and layer the stamped piece onto a scrap of black
       cardstock. Attach the stamped piece to the lower left of the card with double sided foam pieces.
12. Attach the die cut branch with ZipDry adhesive. Attach the large fairy with double sided foam
       pieces.

TAGS: Arnold Grummer, Michele Emerson-Roberts, handmade paper, cards, encouragement, Fairies, Visible Image Stamps, MemoryBox dies, Dystress Blendable inks, 




Comments

  1. I love the added inks to the papers, very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Sandee........it's one of my favorite thins to do.....just makes them more special!

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  2. Your cards are beautiful, Michele! I really like the colors you added. So pretty!

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    1. Thanks Nancy.....they are ever better in person....smile. I love making the paper, adding the inks and then having the inked paper "tell me" what verbiage is needed....

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